SOURCE: The Johnson Development Corp.

June 20, 2008 13:22 ET

Fall Creek Custom Program Meets Long List of Luxury Buyer Wants

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Fall Creek's custom home program blends two client wants -- a desirable location and must-have design features -- into one impressive package.

Fall Creek's gated custom neighborhood, Serrano Creek, is built alongside the lush fairways of Redstone Golf Club, fulfilling one of the major desires of custom buyers of Houston custom homes, said Janie Morris, Fall Creek's custom home sales manager.

"Being in a secure, gated neighborhood and having a beautiful view of the lake or golf course is very important to luxury home buyers of million-dollar homes in Houston," Morris said.

Each home in Serrano Creek is specifically designed for its homesite to capture the best views possible, and no duplicate designs are permitted. Sizes range from 4,300 to 5,500 square feet, with such amenities as stucco and stone or stone and brick exterior cladding; stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen; paneled libraries with built-in bookcases; children's computer work stations; outdoor fireplaces and summer kitchens; and covered porches and verandas. Window walls in the family room, master suite, kitchen and breakfast area capture golf course, forest and lake views.

Recent trends include functional kitchen surprises and "carwash showers" long and wide enough to handle multiple shower heads, body sprays and massage jets without requiring glass doors.

"We are designing kitchens where everything is convenient but is often hidden. For example, many buyers request refrigerated drawers in the island for salad supplies," Morris said.

Most custom homes these days also feature specialty spaces -- such as music or hobby rooms, theaters with tiered seating and drop screens, curving staircases and panoramic views, with the use of butt-joined glass (large sections of glass joined by silicon) to provide uninterrupted views, Morris said.

Serrano Creek residents have a front-row seat to the excitement of the Shell Houston Open, which will be hosted at Redstone Golf Club until at least 2012. Fall Creek golf at Redstone offers two 18-hole championship courses. A 33,000-square-foot rock and glass clubhouse serves the public Tournament Course, designed by Rees Jones, as well as the private Jacobsen Hardy-designed Member Course. Surrounded by five acres of carefully preserved wetlands and native wildlife, Redstone Golf Club's 31,000-square-foot practice range features both a generous practice putting area and a short game with a double-ended tee, chipping and pitching greens, fairway and greenside bunkers and an uneven lie site.

Houston custom home builders in Serrano Creek include Courtland Building Company, Jaeger Homes, Tommy Bailey Homes, Northstone Builders, Gabriel Home Builders and Peterson Homebuilders. Several homes are ready now.

Fifteen minutes from downtown Houston and ten minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport, Fall Creek is the only master-planned golf course community within Beltway 8. It is convenient to major employment corridors, including the East Energy Corridor, Greenspoint, the Texas Medical Center, the inner Loop and the Galleria.

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Custom homes in Fall Creek are found in gated Serrano Creek, a private neighborhood surrounding picturesque Redstone Golf Club. Home by some of Houston's most well-respected custom craftsmen are ready now, with others in varying stages of completion.

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